writer's cramp


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writer's cramp

n. pl. writers' cramps
A cramp or spasm of the muscles of the fingers, hand, and forearm during writing.

writer's cramp

n
(Pathology) a muscular spasm or temporary paralysis of the muscles of the thumb and first two fingers caused by prolonged writing

writ′er's cramp`


n.
spasmodic, painful contractions of the muscles of the hand and forearm from constant writing.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.writer's cramp - muscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
Translations

writer's cramp

n calambre m del escribiente or escritor
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